Press Statement John Kirby Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 29, 2015
The United States welcomes the Sudan Revolutionary Front’s statement on September 15, 2015, including its commitment to a six-month cessation of hostilities. This statement follows the Government of Sudan’s announcement in August of a unilateral two month cessation of hostilities. We urge both parties to commit to a six month cessation of hostilities and to begin working in earnest to turn these announcements into a sustainable end to Sudan’s conflicts.
If respected by all parties of the conflict, a cessation of hostilities would provide an enabling environment for a genuine dialogue to address the underlying causes of the political strife and armed conflict that have plagued Sudan for far too long. A suspension of fighting would also open the door for desperately needed humanitarian assistance. We call on all parties to immediately facilitate unfettered humanitarian access to all populations in need.
There is no military solution to Sudan’s conflicts. Further offensives only serve to increase the suffering of the Sudanese people. The United States calls on all parties at conflict in Sudan to seize this opportunity to end the wars and find a path towards lasting peace.